Last Year’s White House Summit on Working Families launched the challenges of today’s working moms and dads into the public consciousness. Today we look back that conference, what’s happened since, and why it’s critical we keep the issues front of mind.
With today’s employees shouldering more than $1 trillion in student loans, and most jobs requiring college degrees, debt repayment is emerging as the logical step in creative benefits programs that address numerous strategic fronts and offer substantial ROI.
Women have long been striving for equality in the workplace. But achieving equality will require recognition of the new working father, and equal support for mothers’ and fathers’ personal of professional goals.
Today’s employees are collectively managing trillions in debt, obligations that can dog them through their retirement years. Employers who ease the burden not only help their people, they also pave the way for substantial organizational ROI.
The infomercial may seem like an unlikely way to get employees to use their benefits. And while nobody is suggesting you adopt the full cheesy approach, there’s inspiration in a strategy that gets employees attention and encourages them to…act now!
College degrees have unequivocal value for employees and their companies. But realizing those benefits requires freeing people from the weight of the kind of debt that can sandbag futures from the start.
More than three quarters of your people will take vacation this summer — an advent that can definitely take its toll on productivity. To emerge from the season unscathed, employers need to have company policies that take care of employees year round.
Effective parenting starts with confidence and contentment with one’s situation. So to fully support our people, we need to stop trying to qualify which choices are “right” or “wrong,” and start offering unconditional support for the choices people are entitled to make.
Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” has been debated fiercely in women’s circles. But the tragic loss of her husband touches on the fact that, like so many, the author is first and foremost a working mom.
Positive work cultures don’t happen by accident. But you can’t decree them either. As Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy and CHRO Dan Henry told the Great Place to Work audience, the secret is a “People-Focused Partnership Driving Sustained Success.”